Today I commented to a friend that I’d written a story for Valentine’s Day.
She smiled and said, “Oh Jo! I didn’t really pick you for the romantic author type! How lovely!”
I laughed. “Just because it’s a Valentine’s Day story, doesn’t mean it’s romantic.”
She looked at me as though she were waiting for a punch line.
“No, really. This is not a romantic story. This is a story for anyone who has had their heart broken, who knows the sting of rejection—” I shrugged.
“It doesn’t end well, does it?” she asked sadly.
“That depends entirely on your perspective!” I replied.